ASTIGMATISM

Eye Astigmatism
Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

Does your eyesight feel blurry? Have you had this condition for a very long time?

Astigmatism is an eye condition that affects almost 36% of Americans. It is a condition that results in blurred vision. With timely care and treatment, you can gain blur-free and healthy eyesight. However, you want to get care from treatments of eye astigmatism Los Angeles trusts. At Advanced Vision Care, we are experts in eye care. Our team of ophthalmologists have worked with many patients diagnosed with astigmatism, and we can help you too. Contact us for more information.

Who is at risk of astigmatism?

Astigmatism usually occurs because of a misshapen cornea (although it can also occur due to a misshapen lens ). For most people, the cornea (the top/frontal transparent surface of the eyeball that covers the iris) is in a perfectly round shape. This round shape helps the eye refract the light, i.e., bend the light in a way that results in clear vision. However, when the cornea isn’t round, the light is refracted irregularly, and this can cause blurry or distorted vision.

It occurs due to both genetic and environmental reasons. When it is environmental, astigmatism can occur due to accidents or injuries where the cornea has been damaged or scratched. Previous eye disease or botched surgery can also cause the condition. A person with other eye conditions like nearsightedness and farsightedness can be particularly vulnerable to astigmatism.

ASTIGMATISM OVERVIEW

How do we diagnose astigmatism at Advanced Vision Care?

Our team of doctors treat eye astigmatism in Los Angeles at our Century City office. They will conduct a comprehensive eye test to evaluate your eye’s health and functionality. We will study your medical history and determine your vulnerability to astigmatism.
These eye examinations consist of a standard reading test, a refraction test, and a Keratometry test, which will determine if you have astigmatism and how severe it is. At Advanced Vision Care, we use state-of-the-art technology for both diagnosis and treatment. We are one of the first adopters of new-age eye care technology in California.

Symptoms of astigmatism

  • Distorted, fuzzy, or blurry vision.
  • Everything appears slanted.
  • Poor night vision.
  • Eye pain and eye strain.
  • Constant squinting to see far/near objects.
  • Headaches.

Treating astigmatism

There are two ways to treat astigmatism:

Cataract Surgery
At Advanced Vision Care, there are multiple ways cataract surgery can help treat eye astigmatism in Los Angeles. Depending on your individual needs and requirements, your surgeon will customize a treatment plan to address astigmatism, in addition to cataracts.

LASIK Surgery
In cases where astigmatism is severe, or you wish for a more permanent correction of vision, we recommend LASIK surgery. Next, using one laser your surgeon will carefully create a flap. Another laser will then reshape the cornea and the flap will be placed back down.

Your eye will be anesthetized using a numbing agent. Next, your surgeon will carefully pull open the flap that covers the cornea, reshape the cornea, and put the flap back in place. The flap has a natural ability to heal and fuse into the eye. So you won’t have to worry about additional surgery.

LASIK surgery is a quick surgery that has a recovery period of just 24-48 hours. You will be instructed not to strain your eye for the next few days. You may even be asked to wear sunglasses during your recovery.

Our surgery center is highly-reputed for being a premier LASIK surgery destination in California. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

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